Salem to Sin City
On paper, ARCA’s next event (Sept. 28) is just another race. But New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt Raceway is a 2.3-mile, 14-turn road course that caters to Scott Speed’s skill set.
He has, after all, traversed some of the world’s finest circuits in Formula One. New Jersey, no problem.
“We’ll be fine. We’ll bring really good stuff there. No need to worry,” he said. “We just need to stay on course, finish these last three races and we’ll win the championship.”
Coming off an eighth-place finish at Salem — his series-leading 16th top 10 — Scott leads the ARCA RE/MAX Series standings by 90 points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with three races remaining.
But first, Scott must survive Sin City in tonight’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck race. He hasn’t driven Bill Davis Racing’s No. 22 Red Bull Toyota since August at Bristol, and he owns five top-10 finishes in nine truck starts.
A long day at Las Vegas Motor Speedway begins with two practice sessions (noon and 1:45 p.m. ET), followed by qualifying at 6:30 and the race at 9:30.
In Dover: Brian Vickers and AJ Allmendinger have today’s two practice sessions to shore up their Red Bull Toyotas before Sunday’s Camping World RV 400. Brian’s No. 83 starts 18th, with AJ’s No. 84 in 30th.